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The Thin Case for Passenger Rail in Northern Ontario

Passenger rail has been the subject of debate in Ontario’s northern regions for as long as anyone can remember. Most recently arguments have been put forward in support of passenger rail on the basis of; tourism, connectivity, equity, and economic spin off. Given this renewed enthusiasm, Northern Policy Institute posed the question: Does passenger rail make sense for Northern Ontario? ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – July 15

Seventh  Sunday after Pentecost. Although we cannot meet for Worship together you may like to read the Scriptures for July 19, 2020. Genesis 28: 10-10a             Jacob’s dream of the ladder Psalm 139: 1-12, 23-24       God, you have searched me and known me. Romans 8 : 12-15                 Creation groans with labour pains. Matthew 13: 24-30, 36- 43 The parable of the ...

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Conservatives Call for Emergency Meeting

Conservative members of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics have called for an emergency meeting to discuss Justin Trudeau’s $900 million scandal and to review the safeguards that are in place to prevent conflicts of interest in government procurement. MPs Michael Barrett, Damien Kurek, and Jacques Gourde today sent a letter to the Clerk of the ...

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Face coverings required in Algoma District for businesses, transit, and organizations starting July 17

As of Friday, July 17, 2020, the public will be required to wear a face covering (i.e. non-medical mask) when entering the indoor premises of businesses, organizations and on public transit systems throughout the service area of Algoma Public Health (APH). This will be achieved through public health instructions, which are being issued today to all persons responsible for a business or organization that ...

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Célébration des finissantes et des finissants de l’ÉS Saint-Joseph

  Le 24 juin dernier, les élèves de la 12e année de l’École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) qui complétait leur diplôme du secondaire furent célébrés en grande pompe. En raison des contraintes en matière de santé et des mesures de distanciation sociale visant à contrer la propagation de la Covid-19, l’école secondaire a valorisé ses élèves en diffusant une célébration des ...

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ÉS Saint-Joseph graduating students celebrated

  On June 24, the grade 12 students graduating from École secondaire Saint-Joseph in Wawa were celebrated. As a result of government health and social distancing measures taken to counter the spread of COVID-19, the secondary school honoured its students through a virtual graduation ceremony. Students graduating from École secondaire Saint-Joseph (Wawa) include : Sarah Chevrier, Bianca Hryhorchuk, Nicolas Lafrenière, Cora ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – July 8

Sixth  Sunday after Pentecost. Although we cannot meet for Worship together you may like to read the Scriptures for July 12, 2020. Genesis 25: 19 – 34 –   Esau gives up his birthright to Jacob . Psalm 119: 105-112  –  Your word is a lamp for my feet Romans 8 : 1-11           To set the mind on the spirit is ...

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Célébration des finissants de l’ÉSC Trillium

Le 24 juin dernier, les élèves de la 12e année de l’École secondaire catholique Trillium (Chapleau) qui complétait leur diplôme du secondaire furent célébrés en grande pompe. En raison des contraintes en matière de santé et des mesures de distanciation sociale visant à contrer la propagation de la Covid-19, l’école secondaire a valorisé ses élèves en diffusant une célébration des ...

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ÉSC Trillium graduating students celebrated

On June 24, the grade 12 students graduating from École secondaire catholique Trillium in Chapleau were celebrated. As a result of government health and social distancing measures taken to counter the spread of COVID-19, the secondary school honoured its students through a virtual graduation ceremony. Students graduating from École secondaire catholique Trillim include : Mireille Arseneault, Geoffrey Binette, Michael Cole Fortin, ...

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RAIN announces critical COVID-19 Recovery Fund

As COVID-19 continues to impact all sectors of the local and regional economy, a new funding program has been introduced to meet the challenges of expanding the agri-economy in northern Ontario. The Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN), a division of the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC), is pleased to announce the new Sustainable New Agri-Food Products & Productivity (SNAPP) Program ...

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PORTIS, Basile “Bill”

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, brother, uncle, pops and friend. Basile (Bill) left this world peacefully on Saturday, July 4th , 2020 with his family by his side at the age of 91. Basile was the loving husband of Fotena (Tina) for 56 years. He was also the loving and ...

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Heat Warning Continues with Thunderstorm Warning

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for: White River – Dubreuilville At 2:41 p.m. EDT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain. This line of severe thunderstorms is located from Woman River Forest Provincial Park to 6 kilometres south of Dog Lake, moving southeast at ...

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Atlantic Huron Allides with West Center Pier of Sault Sainte Marie Locks

Jul 5, 2020 at 15:27       The Coast Guard is responding to an incident where a commercial vessel allided with the west center pier of the Sault Sainte Marie Locks. Today, at approximately 3:00 a.m. EST, the Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie Command Center received notification that the motor vessel Atlantic Huron (flag: Canada, length: 736 feet) ...

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Robinson Treaties Annuities Case Phase 2 Decision Released

Justice Hennessey released her long awaited decision concerning phase 2 of the Robinson Huron, Robinson Superior Treaty annuities case. Justice Henessy agreed with the claimant’s arguments that Treaties are not simply contracts and rejected Ontario’s defence that “Crown Immunity” applied to the Robinson Treaties as well as rejected Ontario’s defence that their Limitation statutes applied to Treaties. Justice Hennessey rejected ...

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ADSB Summer Learning

As in previous years, Algoma District School Board (ADSB) will provide summer learning to support our students, though this summer, it will be done virtually. There has been an incredible response to the summer learning opportunities ADSB is offering with over 275 elementary students and over 300 secondary students taking part from across the district. Thirty-five educators will be supporting ...

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